BMA Assisted Living Community To Host Blood Drive

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Bowman Estates of Danville, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Blood Drive on March 15. The community in Danville, Illinois, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

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"Come give the gift of life at our Bowman Blood Drive"

Bowman Estates of Danville, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Blood Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15.

The community, which is located at 1968 N. Bowman Ave. in Danville, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence.

"Community Blood Services of Illinois will be here so come give the gift of life at our Bowman Blood Drive," sats Andrea Taylor, Administrator of Bowman Estates.

Donors wth appointments will be given priority, says Taylor. To make an appointment or for more information, call 217-431-4200 or visit

Be sure to eat and drink plenty of water before you donate, says Taylor, and be sure to bring a valid idetification card with you.

Donors who have given blood before Jan. 18, 2013, will be eligible to donate.

Bowman Estates of Danville is the only senior living community in Vermilion County that is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program. The certification enables the community to serve older adults on Medicaid.

The community is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

"We provide older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Taylor. "Residents benefit from living in a residential aprtment-home environment and receiving personal assistance and help with medications."

Each of the private studio and one-bedroom apartments at Bowman Estates features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, and emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

"Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and participate in social activities," says Taylor.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management operates 36 senior living communities, housing more than 3,300 homes and apartments.

"Our focus is on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve in addition to the help and assistance that they need," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA.

The communities managed by BMA include the Prairie Winds affordable assisted living community in Urbana, Illinois; the Eagle Ridge affordable assisted living community in Decatur, Illinois, and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Charleston and Watseka, Illinois.

BMA also manages the Bridle Brook of Mahomet assisted living and memory care community in Champaign County, Illinois.

For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit

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